Xiaomi Mi A3 Review: Should You Buy This Smartphone?: When Xiaomi Mi A1 was launched in India, people were very excited. This smartphone was not a MIUI, but a stock Android one. The design was also very good, metal design was kept. The camera is also excellent. It became very popular in India. However, it was not as popular as expected from the Mi A2. Now has come the Mi A3 – This smartphone can be called the most major upgrade in the Mi A series so far.
The design of the Mi A3 is completely different, the camera module is different and the display is also different. The similarity is just one and that is stock Android. In Quick Review, we will tell you how this smartphone works and how our experience has been after using it for some time.
Design and Build Quality
Gorilla Glass has been given on the front and rear panels. The frame is not of metal. The plastic has a chrome finish. It looks like steel with a chrome finish, but it is clear to use that it is plastic. Nowadays, companies are doing similar experiments instead of metal frames, which is not good at all.
The rear panel seems quite premium, but if you look at it carefully, especially its frame, it does not seem to be premium. Water drop style notch has been given in the display. There are three cameras on the rear panel, one is an LED flash light. Xiaomi has been written in the rear bottom of the phone and Android One branding has been given on one side.
The phone is curved from the rear and easy to hold. On the right side is the home button with volume rocker keys and at the bottom there is a speaker grill with USB Type C jack. This time the company has given a headphone jack and it is upwards. Talk about the front, the water drop style notch has been given above and the bezels are less, but the bottom bezel is thicker.
The build quality is good and we have used the white variant, so its good thing is that the rear panel is not a fingerprint Sensor.
Xiaomi Mi A3 has a 6.08-inch display. Res – 720X1560. The display is faded. The company has used HD + Plus display. In this segment, now all companies need to give better display. The surprising thing is that the display of Mi A1, Mi A2 was better than this. But in previous models, the company used LCD panel and this time AMOLED panel has been given, which can be called a good upgrade.
The Pixel Density of Mi A3 is 300 ppi while using it, the fade of its display is clearly visible. The screen is bright, it is colorful, the viewing angle is also good. In terms of display, this smartphone is the average.
Performance and software
Mi A3 has Android Pie based Android One. There are no bloatware. Google has its own apps and Mi community App. The smartphone runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 665. Snapdrgon 660 was given in the Mi A2. This phone has two variants in India – the top variant has 128GB of internal storage with 6GB of RAM, while the base variant has 64GB of storage with 4GB of RAM.
This time the company has given an under display fingerprint scanner which is in the bottom. Under display fingerprint scanner works faster. The good thing is that it has not failed even once in use till now. The top variant has been reviewed and no lag was seen during this time. Multi-tasking can also be done comfortably. There is no lag in app loading, app switching as well. The phone does not hang.
We have played PUBG in this smartphone for about an hour. The phone does not heat up. If you play PUBG at the maximum then you will feel a little lag. However, if you play PUBG in low quality, then this fast response is also tremendous. We have also used Realme 5 which has Snapdragon 665 and here too there were some difficulties in gaming, especially in playing on maximum settings.
If using average. Apps, social media, email, videos and photography, so the phone will not slow down and neither will you feel lag. Even if you do not add headphones during gaming, the speaker of the phone works well and the audio quality of the Mi A3 will definitely impress you.
Software updates will be available further, as it is Android One platform.
In terms of Mi A3 camera, the Mi A1 is far ahead of the Mi A2. It has three rear cameras and a 32 megapixel selfie camera. Talking about the rear camera setup, the primary camera is 48 megapixels. The second lens is of 8 megapixels and a 2 megapix depth sensing camera has been given. Features like LED flash, HDR, AI mode are given.
The camera is good in this price range. There is no problem in outdoor photography and the pictures are good clicks. Details are also seen in the photo. Portrait mode works fine if it has good light, otherwise it is an average. Fails to identify background and foreground properly. By going into the camera interface, you would have to enable 48 megapixels, then you will be able to use the main camera of 48 megapixels.
The camera interface is similar to other smartphones of the Mi A series, Android One, so it also uses Google’s native camera app. Wide angle is also correct. Grains are not found in the photo. However, photos are not as good in low light. The camera also has a Pro mode, if you are fond of photography then you can use it. Let me tell you that you will not be disappointed with this smartphone camera in terms of this price segment. HDR is also impressive and AI mode has also been given which could have been improved further.
Talking about selfie, it has a 32 megapixel front camera. I can say, selfie camera is awesome. Better than expected Pictures do not look artificial and details can be noticed. Photos are clear, sharp, with detail and colorful. In the result, you do not get fake colors in the pictures and this is quite a good thing.
The battery of the Mi A3 is more than the backup average. This phone has a 4030mAh battery. If you use it for 1.5 days, you can run it comfortably. Its backup in mixed use affects. If you listen to heavy gaming, videos, chatting and music, then you will be able to play all day. There is a 10w charger with the phone which will charge more than 25% in half an hour.
— If you want to use stock Android then this smartphone will be best for you. You need a compact phone that can click good photos and selfies, and if you are also good at viewing, then you can buy it. Don’t want blotware, you want to use Google’s service and even if you need new updates even then it is good for you.
Why not buy
— If you are interested in a great display, do not buy it. Even if it is a gaming user, it does not belong to that segment.
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